MEDICAL SERVICES

EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago , 1989 , Chicago , IL

Internship

  • University of Chicago , 1990 , Chicago , IL

Residency

  • Massachusetts General Hospital , 1992 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 1993 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • Massachusetts General Hospital , 1993 , Boston , MA

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Anesthesiology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Garcia-Marcinkiewicz AG, Kovatsis PG, Hunyady AI, Olomu PN, Zhang B, Sathyamoorthy M, Gonzalez A, Kanmanthreddy S, Gálvez JA, Franz AM, Peyton J, Park R, Kiss EE, Sommerfield D, Griffis H, Nishisaki A, von Ungern-Sternberg BS, Nadkarni VM, McGowan FX, Fiadjoe JE. First-attempt success rate of video laryngoscopy in small infants (VISI): a multicentre, randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2020 Dec 12; 396(10266):1905-1913. View abstract
  2. Tg Tighe N, McClain CD, Vlassakova BG, Cravero JP, Peyton JM, Kovatsis PG, Park RS, Stein ML. Aerosol Barriers in Pediatric Anesthesiology: clinical data supports FDA caution. Paediatr Anaesth. 2020 Nov 29. View abstract
  3. Peyton J, Park R, Staffa SJ, Sabato S, Templeton TW, Stein ML, Garcia-Marcinkiewicz AG, Kiss E, Fiadjoe JE, von Ungern-Sternberg B, Chiao F, Olomu P, Zurakowski D, Kovatsis PG. A comparison of videolaryngoscopy using standard blades or non-standard blades in children in the Paediatric Difficult Intubation Registry. Br J Anaesth. 2021 Jan; 126(1):331-339. View abstract
  4. Foz C, Peyton J, Staffa SJ, Kovatsis P, Park R, DiNardo JA, Nasr VG. Airway Abnormalities in Patients With Congenital Heart Disease: Incidence and Associated Factors. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021 Jan; 35(1):139-144. View abstract
  5. Garcia-Marcinkiewicz AG, Adams HD, Gurnaney H, Patel V, Jagannathan N, Burjek N, Mensinger JL, Zhang B, Peeples KN, Kovatsis PG, Fiadjoe JE. A Retrospective Analysis of Neuromuscular Blocking Drug Use and Ventilation Technique on Complications in the Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry Using Propensity Score Matching. Anesth Analg. 2020 08; 131(2):469-479. View abstract
  6. Matava CT, Kovatsis PG, Lee JK, Castro P, Denning S, Yu J, Park R, Lockman JL, Von Ungern-Sternberg B, Sabato S, Lee LK, Ayad I, Mireles S, Lardner D, Whyte S, Szolnoki J, Jagannathan N, Thompson N, Stein ML, Dalesio N, Greenberg R, McCloskey J, Peyton J, Evans F, Haydar B, Reynolds P, Chiao F, Taicher B, Templeton T, Bhalla T, Raman VT, Garcia-Marcinkiewicz A, Gálvez J, Tan J, Rehman M, Crockett C, Olomu P, Szmuk P, Glover C, Matuszczak M, Galvez I, Hunyady A, Polaner D, Gooden C, Hsu G, Gumaney H, Pérez-Pradilla C, Kiss EE, Theroux MC, Lau J, Asaf S, Ingelmo P, Engelhardt T, Hervías M, Greenwood E, Javia L, Disma N, Yaster M, Fiadjoe JE. Pediatric Airway Management in COVID-19 Patients: Consensus Guidelines From the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia's Pediatric Difficult Intubation Collaborative and the Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society. Anesth Analg. 2020 07; 131(1):61-73. View abstract
  7. Kovatsis PG, Matava CT, Peyton JM. More on Barrier Enclosure during Endotracheal Intubation. N Engl J Med. 2020 05 21; 382(21):e69. View abstract
  8. Else SDN, Kovatsis PG. A Narrative Review of Oxygenation During Pediatric Intubation and Airway Procedures. Anesth Analg. 2020 04; 130(4):831-840. View abstract
  9. Stein ML, Park RS, Kovatsis PG. Emerging trends, techniques, and equipment for airway management in pediatric patients. Paediatr Anaesth. 2020 03; 30(3):269-279. View abstract
  10. Park RS, Peyton JM, Kovatsis PG. Neonatal Airway Management. Clin Perinatol. 2019 12; 46(4):745-763. View abstract
  11. Park RS, Rattana-Arpa S, Peyton JM, Huang J, Kordun A, Cravero JP, Zurakowski D, Kovatsis PG. Risk of Hypoxemia by Induction Technique Among Infants and Neonates Undergoing Pyloromyotomy. Anesth Analg. 2019 Jul 26. View abstract
  12. De Orange FA, Andrade RG, Lemos A, Borges PS, Figueiroa JN, Kovatsis PG. Cuffed versus uncuffed endotracheal tubes for general anaesthesia in children aged eight years and under. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Nov 17; 11:CD011954. View abstract
  13. Park R, Peyton JM, Fiadjoe JE, Hunyady AI, Kimball T, Zurakowski D, Kovatsis PG. The efficacy of GlideScope® videolaryngoscopy compared with direct laryngoscopy in children who are difficult to intubate: an analysis from the paediatric difficult intubation registry. Br J Anaesth. 2017 Nov 01; 119(5):984-992. View abstract
  14. Burjek NE, Nishisaki A, Fiadjoe JE, Adams HD, Peeples KN, Raman VT, Olomu PN, Kovatsis PG, Jagannathan N, Hunyady A, Bosenberg A, Tham S, Low D, Hopkins P, Glover C, Olutoye O, Szmuk P, McCloskey J, Dalesio N, Koka R, Greenberg R, Watkins S, Patel V, Reynolds P, Matuszczak M, Jain R, Khalil S, Polaner D, Zieg J, Szolnoki J, Sathyamoorthy K, Taicher B, Riveros Perez NR, Bhattacharya S, Bhalla T, Stricker P, Lockman J, Galvez J, Rehman M, Von Ungern-Sternberg B, Sommerfield D, Soneru C, Chiao F, Richtsfeld M, Belani K, Sarmiento L, Mireles S, Bilen Rosas G, Park R, Peyton J. Videolaryngoscopy versus Fiber-optic Intubation through a Supraglottic Airway in Children with a Difficult Airway: An Analysis from the Multicenter Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry. Anesthesiology. 2017 09; 127(3):432-440. View abstract
  15. Kloesel B, Kovatsis PG, Faraoni D, Young V, Kim HB, Vakili K, Goobie SM. Incidence and predictors of massive bleeding in children undergoing liver transplantation: A single-center retrospective analysis. Paediatr Anaesth. 2017 Jul; 27(7):718-725. View abstract
  16. Kovatsis PG. Continuous ventilation during flexible fiberscopic-assisted intubation via supraglottic airways. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016 Apr; 26(4):457-8. View abstract
  17. Kovatsis PG, Fiadjoe JE. 'Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it'. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016 Apr; 26(4):333-4. View abstract
  18. Fiadjoe JE, Nishisaki A, Jagannathan N, Hunyady AI, Greenberg RS, Reynolds PI, Matuszczak ME, Rehman MA, Polaner DM, Szmuk P, Nadkarni VM, McGowan FX, Litman RS, Kovatsis PG. Airway management complications in children with difficult tracheal intubation from the Pediatric Difficult Intubation (PeDI) registry: a prospective cohort analysis. Lancet Respir Med. 2016 Jan; 4(1):37-48. View abstract
  19. Fiadjoe JE, Jagannathan N, Olomu P, Kovatsis P. New pediatric airway devices, friends or foes? Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Jun; 25(6):648-9. View abstract
  20. Fiadjoe JE, Hirschfeld M, Wu S, Markley J, Gurnaney H, Jawad AF, Stricker P, Kilbaugh T, Ross P, Kovatsis P. A randomized multi-institutional crossover comparison of the GlideScope® Cobalt Video laryngoscope to the flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope in a Pierre Robin manikin. Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Aug; 25(8):801-806. View abstract
  21. Borucki A, Kovatsis P, Seefelder C. Risks of fixed-angle supraglottic airways in infants. Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Apr; 25(4):432-3. View abstract
  22. Fiadjoe JE, Isserman RS, Gurnaney H, Kovatsis PG. GlideScope cobalt videolaryngoscope: mirrors and illusions. Anesthesiology. 2015 Feb; 122(2):436. View abstract
  23. Fiadjoe JE, Kovatsis P. Videolaryngoscopes in pediatric anesthesia: what's new? Minerva Anestesiol. 2014 Jan; 80(1):76-82. View abstract
  24. Fiadjoe JE, Stricker PA, Kovatsis P. Blind intubation through the air-Q laryngeal mask in children - a word of caution. Paediatr Anaesth. 2010 Sep; 20(9):900-1. View abstract
  25. Fiadjoe JE, Stricker PA, Kovatsis, P. Blind intubation through the air-Q laryngeal mask in children – A word of caution. Pediatric Anesthesia. 2010; 20(9):900-901. View abstract
  26. Kovatsis PG, Fiadjoe JE, Stricker PA. Simple, reliable replacement of pilot balloons for a variety of clinical situations. Paediatr Anaesth. 2010 Jun; 20(6):490-4. View abstract
  27. Fiadjoe JE, Stricker PA, Kovatsis P, Isserman RS, Harris B, McCloskey JJ. Initial experience with the air-Q as a conduit for fiberoptic tracheal intubation in infants. Paediatr Anaesth. 2010 Feb; 20(2):205-6. View abstract
  28. Pete G. Kovatsis. An Endotracheal Tube as the “Circuit Connector” When Intubating Via Laryngeal Masks. 2009. View abstract
  29. R Koka, PG Kovatsis. Analysis of the Pre-induction Checkout of the Anesthesia Machine for Quality Assurance Before and After Implementation of a Feedback System. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Jacksonville, FL. 2009. View abstract
  30. PG Kovatsis. Overcoming the Pilot Balloon “Blues”. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Jacksonville, FL. 2009. View abstract
  31. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2009. View abstract
  32. Pete G. Kovatsis, M.D., James B. Solomon, M.D. Prolonged Idle Times for Drager Apollo® Anesthesia Machines Improve Isoflurane Washout. Anesthesiology. 2008; 109:A258. View abstract
  33. James B. Solomon, M.D., Pete G. Kovatsis, M.D. An Improved Washout Procedure for the Drager Apollo® Anesthesia Machine. Anesthesiology. 2008; 109:A1574. View abstract
  34. PG Kovatsis, JB Solomon. Prolonged Idle Times for Drager Apollo® Anesthesia Machines Improve Isoflurane Washout. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, San Diego, CA. 2008. View abstract
  35. NE Gordon, DB Waisel, PG Kovatsis. Managing The Difficult Pediatric Airway: Attending And Trainee Preferences For Education And Training. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, San Diego, CA. 2008. View abstract
  36. JB Solomon, PG Kovatsis. An Improved Washout Procedure For The Drager Apollo® Anesthesia Machine. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, San Diego, CA. 2008. View abstract
  37. NE Gordon, DB Waisel, PG Kovatsis. Managing The Difficult Pediatric Airway: Attending And Trainee Practice Patterns . Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, San Diego, CA. 2008. View abstract
  38. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2008. View abstract
  39. Kovatsis PG, Seefelder C. Transplantation Anesthesia. 3rd ed. 2007. View abstract
  40. Pete G. Kovatsis. Lacrimal Duct Probe and Irrigation. Pediatric Anesthesia Practice, Ronald S Litman, ed. 2007. View abstract
  41. Pete G. Kovatsis. Splenectomy. Pediatric Anesthesia Practice, Ronald S Litman, ed. 2007. View abstract
  42. Pete G. Kovatsis. Open Globe Injury Repair. Pediatric Anesthesia Practice, Ronald S Litman, ed. 2007. View abstract
  43. T McGowen, P Kovatsis. Anesthetic Implications of Pallister-Hall Syndrome. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Phoenix, Arizona. 2007; CR60. View abstract
  44. D Filsinger, P Kovatsis, C Seefelder. Delayed Inhalation Induction? Comparing the Rate of Rise of Inspired Sevoflurane in an Older (Narkomed 2B) and a New Generation (Dräger Apollo) Anesthesia Machine. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Phoenix, Arizona. 2007. View abstract
  45. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2007. View abstract
  46. Hernandez MR, Kovatsis PG. Urgent fiberoptic intubation through a laryngeal mask airway in neonate with Pierre Robin Sequence outside of an operating room environment. Proceedings of the American Society of Anesthesiology, Chicago, IL. 2006. View abstract
  47. McClain CD, McGowan FX, Kovatsis PG. Laparoscopic surgery in a patient with Fontan physiology. Anesth Analg. 2006 Oct; 103(4):856-8. View abstract
  48. Kovatsis PG. Anesthesia for Open Globe Repair. Strategies in Pediatric Anesthesia, RS Litman, ed. 2006. View abstract
  49. Kovatsis PG. Anesthesia for Splenectomy. Strategies in Pediatric Anesthesia, RS Litman, ed. 2006. View abstract
  50. Kovatsis PG. Anesthesia for Lacrimal Duct Probe and Irrigation. Strategies in Pediatric Anesthesia, RS Litman, ed. 2006. View abstract
  51. Kovatsis PG, Dumont RS, Ibla JC, Kang BV, Koka BV, Kussman BD, Myers LB, Okada NA, Seefelder C. Anesthetic management of a patient with Hepatopulmonary Syndrome, prolonged QTc interval and panhypopituitarism for liver transplantation. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida. 2006. View abstract
  52. Hernandez MR, Kovatsis PG. Urgent fiberoptic intubation through a laryngeal mask airway in neonate with Pierre Robin Sequence outside of an operating room environment. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida. 2006. View abstract
  53. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2006. View abstract
  54. Kovatsis PG, Meier PM, Zembowicz M. Postoperative Green Urine. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida. 2005. View abstract
  55. McClain CD, McGowan FX, and Kovatsis PG. Laparoscopic Surgery in a Patient with Fontan Physiology. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida. 2005. View abstract
  56. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2005. View abstract
  57. Schow AJ, Dumont RS, Kovatsis PG. Complete Cleft Sternum and Tetralogy of Fallot in a Newborn. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Arizona. 2004. View abstract
  58. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2004. View abstract
  59. Goradia M, Kovatsis PG. Failure of the Arndt Endobronchial Blocker Due to an Anatomical Variant of the Right Main Bronchus. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida. 2003. View abstract
  60. Anesthesia for Transplantation Digital Reference Library. 2003. View abstract
  61. Taenzer AH, Kovatsis PG, Raessler KL. E-cylinder-powered mechanical ventilation may adversely impact anesthetic management and efficiency. Anesth Analg. 2002 Jul; 95(1):148-50, table of contents. View abstract
  62. Kovatsis PG. Anesthesia for Lacrimal Duct Probe and Irrigation. Strategies in Pediatric Anesthesia, RS Litman, ed. 2002. View abstract
  63. Kovatsis PG. Anesthesia for Splenectomy. Strategies in Pediatric Anesthesia, RS Litman, ed. 2002. View abstract
  64. Kovatsis PG. Anesthesia for Open Globe Repair. Strategies in Pediatric Anesthesia, RS Litman, ed. 2002. View abstract
  65. Olomu P, Kovatsis PG, Laussen P. Catecholamine Surges during Pheochromocytoma Resection have a Stimulatory Effect on the Bispectral Index. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, California. 2001. View abstract
  66. Loyal S, Kussman BD, Kovatsis PG. Formula to Prevent Overdoses of Muscle Relaxants. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American Academy of Pediatrics, California. 2001. View abstract
  67. Kovatsis PG. Pediatric Airway Management and the PeriAnesthesia Nurse. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. 2001; 16:231. View abstract
  68. Foley EP, Kovatsis PG. Is there a Controversy Over Propofol for Strabismus Surgery?. Proceedings of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Mid-Winter Meeting, Texas. 1997. View abstract
  69. Casta A, Kovatsis PG. Unrecognized Electrocardiographic Events in Children During Anesthesia. Proceedings of the 50th Postgraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, New York. 1996. View abstract
  70. Kovatsis PG. Specific Considerations with Renal Disease. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Davison JK, Eckhardt III WF, Perese DA, eds. 1993; 43-58. View abstract
  71. Kahn CE, Kovatsis PG, Messersmith RN, Lehr JL. Automated entry of radiology requisition information with artificial-intelligence techniques. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1989 Nov; 153(5):1085-8. View abstract
  72. Kahn CE, Kovatsis PG, Wu V. Radiology "Order Entry" Using Artificial-Intelligence Techniques. VII International Congress of Radiology, France. 1989. View abstract
  73. Kovatsis PG, Meredith SC. Amphiphilic Beta-strand Segment of Apolipoprotein E. The 43rd Annual Senior Scientific Session, University of Chicago. 1989. View abstract
  74. Mooney M & Kovatsis PG, eds. Life at Pritzker. 1989. View abstract
  75. Coughlin BA, Kezdy FJ, Kovatsis PG, Meredith SC. Heterobifunctional Structure of Apolipoprotein E. International Symposium on Atherosclerosis, Italy. 1988. View abstract